Researcher @Brussels_school,@ugent; Scientific Advisor @IAIonline; associate @epc_eu; Energy, climate, foreign policy, EU. Views are mine, RT not endorsements.

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Joined November 2011
NEW PUBLICATION: happy to share my latest book chapter on the "Geopolitics of the energy transition" - a bird's-eye view on the implications of the transition to a low carbon economy on inter-state patterns of cooperation and confrontation
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You lost me at "silver bullet", Jacob
"I think hydrogen is ultimately the silver bullet. We create it from renewable sources... we use it as an effective battery and it can then, with some adjustments, be piped through to people’s houses to heat them during the winter" @Jacob_Rees_Mogg
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Outrageous for sure, shocking not at all.
It’s shocking to hear these words. @ManfredWeber , anything to say about this ?
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Sanctioning Rosatom would be highly problematic for two NATO countries. Russian nuclear diplomacy was largely ignored as a means of energy statecraft compared to gas. And yet, these deals can be even more sticky than gas deals.
Zelensky urged the West to impose sanctions on Rosatom but Ukraine's Energy Ministry deleted a statement saying this issue was raised with the US Looks like the nuclear energy giant will remain unsanctioned, which is a key boost to Russia's commercial activities in Africa
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Weaponisation of energy can indeed take many forms.
Russia's Ministry of Energy orders 100% of employees in national energy, metal and mineral companies to show up at military recruitment offices thebarentsobserver.com/en/in…
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Our Centre for Environment, Economy & Energy is looking for a project manager to coordinate and manage the Jean Monnet Network The European Green Deal: Governing the EU’s Transition towards Climate Neutrality and Sustainability. Apply by 27 Sept. 👉 bit.ly/C3EJobs
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However, the pioneers of UK fracking are not impressed. According to the founder of Cuadrilla, “heavily faulted and compartmentalised” distribution of shale gas in the UK and "densely populated" nature of the British countryside remain major barriers theguardian.com/environment/…
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Background: JRC's estimation of shale gas resources in Europe (2017) joint-research-centre.ec.eur…
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"Instead of backing the idea of gas as a so-called transition fuel from coal, which is the strong position of most African nations, the bank should take “the energy transition seriously and move to renewables”, said Hoyer." ft.com/content/b00ea2e5-78a0…
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Marco Giuli retweeted
Anyone working for local police and enlistment offices is about to make a fortune
Replying to @Liveuamap
According to Russian law, since the start of mobilisation(Putin's decree published and in force), all eligible men(25M) are prohibited to leave their areas without document from enlistment office
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Nope. Cutting oil and gas raises the operational costs of every single final user. Cutting rare earth or cobalt supply has zero impact on the power output of a wind turbine or the operational costs of battery users. Major difference with important geopolitical ramifications
The green transition will make us 100% dependent on China instead of Russia And China knows..
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Not the easiest journey for H2 molecules
Good meeting with @TokayevKZ of Kazakhstan. We discussed the impact of Russian aggression in the region. I appreciated the President’s commitment to ambitious reforms. Looking to strengthen 🇪🇺🇰🇿cooperation including on raw materials and renewable hydrogen with #GlobalGateway
Yeah let's listen to people who have no clue, what could possibly go wrong?
Our biggest mistake in Russia policy was listening to Russianists
With 9 new FSRUs on their way in Europe and EU demand projected to fall between 30-40% from now to 2030, the only sensible thing Nigeria could to is to boost its liquefaction capacity - and quickly. Cannot see anyone in megapipeline mood in Europe.
🇳🇬Nigeria NNP🇲🇦Morocco and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) signed an MoU on the 🇳🇬Nigeria-🇲🇦Morocco gas pipeline (NMGP) This is the second pipeline project which🇳🇬is supporting to provide🇪🇺Europe the much-needed gas to substitute🇷🇺Russian imports. 🧵
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The last thing Europe needs right now is a wave of energy protectionism. Yet signals are mounting from several jurisdictions. Might also become a thing in Italy's election campaign.
France may impose a two-year halt on power exports to Italy, according to an EDF document bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @markets
The new FSRUs redundant by 2026/27? Paying some attention to demand dynamics might explain some countries' reluctance to engage in long term contracts with LNG and preference for sitting down and talk with old pipeline suppliers...
Building in quite some stranded asset risk in the EU - really helpful graph by @Bruegel_org Surely, if we want to build new redundancy in the system now it would be non-fossil? bruegel.org/sites/default/fi…
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Very interesting.Seems to me that there is a lot of emphasis on domestic development-including shale - and "independence" narratives.Not sure how this should be read in Russia, but clearly China doesn't intend to become a new Germany. (EN version nea.gov.cn/1310654101_166113…)
Replying to @YanQinyq
I recommend again this China Natural Gas Development Report 2022 by energy regulator NEA, for the official data on China gas demand and supply outlook: nea.gov.cn/2022-08/19/c_1310…
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- pass through increasingly hostile Kazakhstan and unstable Karakalpakstan - should be connected to the Turkmen section of TAPI (only existing section of TAPI actually) which Turkmenistan developed to ship own gas from Galkynysh field, not Russian gas - good luck with Talibans
#Russia: Putin says pipeline gas supplies to #Pakistan are possible, part of infrastructure in place reuters.com/world/putin-says…
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